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October 2022

Dear Friends,

Greetings from St Oswald’s – we hope this finds you well!

We find ourselves hurtling into the Autumn, almost unsure of where the summer has gone! The colours are starting to change around us and as a Community we are very much feeling as though ‘change’ is upon is – in so many (good) ways! We are now a full-time residential community of 5 (Jackie, Paul, Sarah, Sally & Michyla) which is very exciting and something to celebrate! We have Audrey with us for a few months, having returned from North Carolina to be with us once more. Julia has also joined the gang of extended community members who live in the area and work alongside us regularly.

We recently celebrated harvest, giving thanks for the plentiful produce we’ve grown which we use regularly as we cater for guests. We’re also thankful for the abundant crop of honey our bees have produced…and of course, eggs from our 5 new chickens! 

As well as looking back with thankfulness, we are excited to look forward to some exciting opportunities for next year. Here are some of the events we are offering…there will be a few more added in due course (there are some additional details on the website). 

Fri 3rd- Sun 5th February                   Bread weekend 
Mon 20th – Sun 26th February           Icon Writing Retreat
Mon 27th – Fri 31st March                   Individually Guided Retreat
Tues 4th – Mon 10th April                   Holy Week & Easter Weekend
Mon 22nd – Fri 26th May                    Walking Week (shorter walks)
Mon 17th – Fri 21st July                     Walking Week (longer walks)
Mon 4th – Sun 10th September         St Hilda’s Pilgrimage
Fri 17th – Sun 19th November           Celtic Advent Retreat 
Fri 29th Dec – Tues 2nd Jan               New Year Break

As well as these events there are plenty of opportunities to come and just ‘be’. Drop us an email ( or give us a call on 01947 810496 and we will happily check availability for you. We’d love to see you!

This comes with our love and prayers,

From us all at St Oswald’s